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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 29, 2013 10:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: WS

predictions for the world series???

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Poster: capsgd Date: Sep 30, 2013 11:05am
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My bet is -a baseball team will 'win'
maybe the NY Yankees?
or the Black Sox's
how about Pete Rose
didn't he inspire "Ramble on Rose"?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 30, 2013 11:49am
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Make that "Gamble on Rose".....to place.

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Poster: capsgd Date: Sep 30, 2013 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WS Mando

that was good!

-"You can't use sports metaphors to explain everything"

-"I don't know..I think I hit that one out of the park!"


(Everyone Loves Raymond)

I remember in the early 60s watching Baseball on TV with my dad..boring announcers- endlessly blabbing stats..like a babbling brook..
...even writing this is making me sleepy

take me out of the ball game-
I don't care if I ever come back-

playing 'fetch' has gone to the dogs.

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Poster: BVD Date: Sep 30, 2013 10:38am
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Oakland in seven over the Pirates.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 29, 2013 10:17pm
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Red Sox over Dodgers in 6.

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Poster: ckj Date: Sep 30, 2013 9:05am
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Tigers over Cards in 6

Uncle John is right - Miggy is a beast. He's just gotta get healthy. With the bats and rotation, the Tigs should be able to get it done.

And to Reade -- with all due respect, the starters and lineup you question are amongst the best in baseball. Very little flaws to be found, so I'm unsure about your reasoning. Plus (1) game better than the Tribe is nothing to scoff at. They're a much stronger team than in years past. I mean, they are also in the playoffs are they not? Plus Tigs went 15-4 against them this year to keep the Central out of reach. Not too shabby...

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Poster: ckj Date: Sep 30, 2013 9:33am
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Sorry for the multiples...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 1, 2013 3:27am
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You can click on "edit" and then "delete post" for the ones that haven't spawned.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Sep 30, 2013 8:42pm
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Pittsburgh will finally avenge their defeat to Boston in 1903.

Been a long time coming.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 1, 2013 12:22am
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1) It will happen.
2) It will occupy a lot of space on this board.
3) If the Indians get anywhere close, a hole in the fabric of the universe will open.
4) The first warning sign of this hole will be a government shut down.
5) If the Indians get into the WS, we will all be sucked into that hole in the universe and hang in limbo until the results. Limbo is scary, but we will all be safe in there because of our Magic Grateful Dead Dark Star Protection Rings.
6) If the Indians actually win the World Series, we will go ZAP into The Other Side, which is good, because of what will happen in THIS universe.
7) What will happen in THIS universe is this: it will operate precisely according to the rules of politicians.
8) Consequently this universe will become a giant spinning spitball of insanity.
9) Of course, that might not be appreciably different from what it is now.
10) All of my predictions are true.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 1, 2013 3:05am
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with all due respect...

you may have confused the world series with the stanley cup?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 1, 2013 3:28am
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You are a bad person. Because, see, now I'm thinking, "they ARE talking about the world series, aren't they?" I mean, there was a mention of the Yankees. That's baseball. And Tigers and Mariners. I'm pretty sure I'm heard of them in reference to baseball. And I think some of the people who know what they're talking about here actually DID use the word "baseball" ... which I thought was a pretty good clue ... but oh no! Maybe you're all talking about hockey! Sigh, lost again.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 1, 2013 6:50am
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Tribe has won ten in a row, albeit against mostly bad teams. Still, I like their chances. They are peaking at the right time.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 1, 2013 6:57am
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I'm just impressed at myself for even knowing they were in the running. Although it's actually only because of Facebook. I'm cheering for them in spirit, though.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Sep 30, 2013 5:37am
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Detroit Tigers prevail over Atlanta in seven. One word: Cabrera.

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 30, 2013 7:20am
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With due respect to Miggy, the Tigers were one game better than the Tribe this year. With that lineup? Those starters? Hmmm. I dunno.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 30, 2013 7:18am
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Tigers over Pirates in 6.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 30, 2013 7:29am
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baseball is my guess

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 3, 2013 11:04am
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A's all the way!!!! Not my prediction per se just my hopeful wish

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Poster: djohnstone Date: Sep 30, 2013 6:09am
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Cards over the A's in 7

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 30, 2013 7:27am
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I'm in.

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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 30, 2013 8:34am
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I saw the A's play in Seattle on Saturday with my Dad and my son. Mariners won but the A's have some talent. I'll go with djohnstone's prediction as well.

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 30, 2013 9:49am
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They're young, spirited, well coached and not a prima donna in the bunch. Oh, and yes, very talented.
I know they play in a pitchers park but the way they keep coming up with really good young starting pitchers amazes me. Parker, Griffin, Straily, Brett Anderson, Sonny 'Touch Of' Gray.
Or is it 'Here Comes' Sonny 'Shine'Gray?
They are very good.

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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 30, 2013 10:11am
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We saw Parker pitch, not a good game for him. 4.1 innings and he gave up 7 runs. It was pretty cool that my son called the grand slam Brad Miller hit off him. Anderson pitched for an inning as well.

The Mariners may have won on Saturday (7-5), but the A's gave them a beat down on Sunday (9-0). Touch of Gray had a good game, 8 SO in 5 innings, 3 hits, no runs.

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 30, 2013 10:38am
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Oh yeah. Being young they have the occasional game where they get real sideways.......
You know I neglected to mention Tommy Malone- who got sent down, essentially crowded out of a great rotation, and Dallas 'Perfect Game' Braden, who I think is off on a Tommy John sabbatical.
The As appear to me to have a leg up as an organization when it comes to scouting and signing talent. Especially pitchers. Either that or the Oakland Coliseum is such a hitter's graveyard you and I could take that hill and give them a few good innings here and there.

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Poster: high flow Date: Sep 30, 2013 1:11pm
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http://www.hittrackeronline.com/stadiums.php

O.co is below MLB Stadium HR/Game average of 2.07 @ 1.94. Shocked to see higher HR/game rate at O.co than at Fenway.

Of course the home teams propensity to(or not to) hit HRs and the quality of their pitching staff, plays a huge roll in these averages. To get a better idea of whether a given park is a hitter's or pitcher's park, you'd have to look at these numbers over a much longer period of time. Even then, a pitching staff like the 1990's Atlanta Braves(very good for a very long time)might make a ballpark appear, on paper, much more inviting to pitchers than it truly is.

A's and Mariners are both in the top 5 for HRs this season. Neither plays in what is considered a hitter's park. In fact, these are the only 2 MLB teams to hit over 100 HRs on the road this season.

We can conclude that the A's are a huge powerhouse with yet-unknown potential. The hope is that last year's experience will lead to a better understanding of how to win a post-season series. Oh yeah, it also wouldn't hurt if Verlander wasn't perfect for 2 games in the series.

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Poster: Reade Date: Oct 1, 2013 5:23am
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Hi Flow-
O.co consistently logs in as a pitchers park on a year to year basis given this measure of Park Effects. (Lots of different formulas out there as you know).

http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/parkfactor

This year in fact only four other parks ranked out as more of hitter graveyard that O.co. The weird deal with HR's, as you point out, is indeed a head scratcher. The more-than-Fenway thing is flat astonishing.
Personally I hold AJ Griffin solely responsible.

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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 30, 2013 12:42pm
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I'm going to have to dust off my cleats, but what the hell, I'll give it a go.

I can't remember the pitcher, but it looked like one of the A's tossed in a couple knucklers for grins & giggles.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 30, 2013 11:48am
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Cleveland sweeps Pittsburgh in the Turnpike Series.

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Poster: mickmac Date: Sep 30, 2013 7:51pm
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Red Sox over Cincy. Retribution.